In the wake of COVID-19, infection control in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Communities is more important than ever.
According to the CDC, 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in long-term care settings and are a major cause of hospitalizations.
If you’re looking for solutions to reduce your risk, take a closer look at medication management, an essential service that impacts every senior in your care.
INFECTION CONTROL + YOUR MEDICATION PASS
COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE
A Standard Punch Card
PAXIT® medication management
Infection Control Benefits in Long-Term Care Pharmacy
In the wake of COVID-19, infection control in long-term care settings is more important than ever. Have you considered the impact of your med pass on your infection control efforts? With PAXIT, the 24-hour, unit-dose medication management system, you can reduce the risk of spreading infection while providing an essential service to every senior in your care. Reduced touchpoints with medications, safer dispensing, immediate disposal of packaging, and specialized med cart organization all contribute to a safer experience for staff and residents.
PAXIT reduces the risk of spreading infection.
Reduced Time and Touchpoints
The standard 30- day punch card is touched numerous times during a medication pass. With PAXIT, nurses only touch one package with all of the necessary medications for each administration time. It not only provides a safer experience for staff and residents, it saves nurses an average of 30 minutes per med pass.
Immediate Disposal of Packaging
Not only can PAXIT be easily and quickly disinfected without compromising the packaging, medication labeling, and retrieval of pills, it can also be immediately discarded rather than being returned to the cart. Eliminating the packaging greatly reduces the risk of the spread of infection.
Specialized Organization in Medication Carts
PAXIT bags are stored in your medication cart in specially designed dividers that organize medications by resident, so a nurse can quickly locate and remove a single bag per resident at each administration time. This reduces the amount of surfaces that are touched and the amount of time nurses spend locating and removing each medication’s punch card.
Safer Dispensing Process
The standard punch card is typically handled by numerous pharmacy employees before reaching a long-term care facility. In our pharmacies, every oral solid medication is packaged in a quality-controlled environment and labeled in its own blister before being packed in a resident specific PAXIT bag.
enhanced infection control benefits offered by Remedi SeniorCare
- Elastomeric pumps versus reusable IV pumps
- IV pump management – disposable IV flow regulators (Dial-A-Flow) for hydrations and basic IV therapies
- Contact-free and consolidated delivery options
- Disposable delivery bags in lieu of reusable totes
- Nebulized medication and inhaler therapy management recommendations
- Remote consultant pharmacist and nurse account management support
Designed By Nurses, for Nurses. PAXIT Has Changed the Medication Pass
Not only is it simple and easy to use, PAXIT also enhances safety and accuracy while reducing the risk of spreading infection.
- Discontinued medications can be easily identified and removed
- No commingling of medications
- Medication adherence safety measures are automatically put in place with the use of PAXIT
- Each PAXIT bag is quickly and easily verified against the MAR in 3 easy ways